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Le Marche is the new Tuscany because there are many similarities between the two regions. Le Marche is at the same latitude as Tuscany...
The region of Le Marche, or Marches is situated in central Italy. The provinces include Ancona, the capital, Macerata, Pesaro-Urbino, Fermo, and Ascoli Piceno. The name of Le Marche is literally the plural of marca, meaning march. This is a reference to the many ancient ones that take place in this region. It borders Abruzzo, Lazio, Umbria, Tuscany, and Emilia-Romagna. It also shares a border with the republic of San Marino. There is a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Additionally, the region has mountainous terrain. It has much natural beauty and is a hidden gem amongst the central Italian regions. Tuscany and Umbria are more touristic but Marches has plenty to offer as well. This is a great place to pick up a pair of luxurious Italian shoes because it has a heavy tradition of shoe-making.
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